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NIO's first swap station in Norway goes into operation

NIO offers 13 100-kWh battery packs at the battery swap station. The company aims to have 20 of these facilities in Norway by the end of the year.

NIO's first swap station in Norway goes into operation-CnEVPost

After being built at the end of October last year, NIO's first battery swap station in Norway has finally been put into operation.

Weibo car blogger @德卤爱开车 shared the information today, saying that NIO is offering 13 100-kWh battery packs at the battery swap station.

The information appears to come from the Norwegian version of the NIO app, which CnEVPost was unable to download.

Until last April, NIO's battery swap stations were first-generation and held up to five batteries. On April 15 last year, NIO's first second-generation battery swap station was put into service, increasing the number of batteries it could hold to 13.

NIO opened its first NIO House in Norway last October and began delivering ES 8 vehicles to local customers, the company's only currently available model in Norway.

In a conference call following the release of third-quarter earnings last November 10, William Li, NIO founder, chairman and CEO, said orders for the NIO ES8 in Norway exceeded expectations, with 92 percent of consumers opting for the company's battery as a service (BaaS) program, a battery rental service.

In early December, NIO co-founder and president Qin Lihong said more than 90 percent of car buyers in Norway chose BaaS because only those who chose that option can enjoy a certain number of battery swap services for free.

"We didn't do that in China because BaaS was launched too late. In the future, battery swap and BaaS will definitely be strongly associated," he said.

Under NIO's current offer of purchase benefits, those who purchase a car before March 1 of this year are called Pioneer users and get 600 kWh and 6 swap services for free each month.

After that date, the benefit is 200 kWh and 2 swaps for free per month. After the free credit is used up, customers will have to pay 2 Nok/kWh for electricity and 100 Nok/time for service.

In 2022, NIO will build battery swap stations in five Norwegian cities, with the goal of having 20 such facilities in Norway by the end of 2022, it previously said.

Phate Zhang/CnEVPost: Phate is the founder and main author of CnEVPost. He has been reporting since 2009, mainly on macroeconomics and capital markets. Contact via: [email protected]
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